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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfyre View Post
    I agree with the strategy-based/battle type based gyms idea. If they insist on following the standard 8-gyms-8-types formula so closely, things will get stale. A few gyms of a different sort would be really interesting.
    Bit like Normal Gym in 3rd Gen huh? That's an interesting idea, but I think it could be too hard, if Gym leaders would have different pokemon than one type. Afterall you're sorta supposed to learn to fight there, and I remember having trouble even against the normal leaders sometimes, with their Full Restore and all, so might be too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity Edge View Post
    Bit like Normal Gym in 3rd Gen huh? That's an interesting idea, but I think it could be too hard, if Gym leaders would have different pokemon than one type. Afterall you're sorta supposed to learn to fight there, and I remember having trouble even against the normal leaders sometimes, with their Full Restore and all, so might be too hard.
    It would be okay if it was only done with the later gyms, I think. The presence of an actual strategy could replace the cheap tactic of using a Full Restore, which they seem to be using to increase difficulty.

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    I hope leaders use more strategy and tougher Pokemon with better moves, like they did in some Generations. Last Gen, I found all the Leaders ridiculously easy in comparison to Hoenn's or Johto's. even Kanto's and Sinnoh's could be reasonably challenging. It'd be cool to also see them have 'counters' for common things they face, sort of like Elesa's Emolga being immune to Ground or Claire's team lacking real Ice weakness, or Winona's Altaria having Earthquake for Electric types (you can't have an Ice type at the point without trading as far as I know). Also, strategies like Tate and Liza using Levitate/Flying types paired with Earthquake-abusing Claydol, Bugsy's speedy U-turn Scyther beginning the battle, and Morty's Hypnosis and Dream Eater shenanigans make the battles so much better imo.

    Gyms are supposed to test the trainer and push them to the limit, not provide easily beaten Pokemon that give a lot of experience.

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    I hope leaders use more strategy and tougher Pokemon with better moves, like they did in some Generations. Last Gen, I found all the Leaders ridiculously easy in comparison to Hoenn's or Johto's. even Kanto's and Sinnoh's could be reasonably challenging. It'd be cool to also see them have 'counters' for common things they face, sort of like Elesa's Emolga being immune to Ground or Claire's team lacking real Ice weakness, or Winona's Altaria having Earthquake for Electric types (you can't have an Ice type at the point without trading as far as I know). Also, strategies like Tate and Liza using Levitate/Flying types paired with Earthquake-abusing Claydol, Bugsy's speedy U-turn Scyther beginning the battle, and Morty's Hypnosis and Dream Eater shenanigans make the battles so much better imo.

    Gyms are supposed to test the trainer and push them to the limit, not provide easily beaten Pokemon that give a lot of experience.
    Lol, Bugsy had Metapod and Kakuna each knowing just one attack, and that's Tackle & Poison Sting, now that I checked it. It's a great strategy, if you count him having infinite potions :D

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    It's true what you guys say about those Gyms and everybody being stupid. Some people finish the whole game using just the Starter, and play more for cool pokes rather than actual good ones. They don't know anything about breeding, IV's, EV's, Pokerus and stat modifiers...It's a pattern that I and I bet many of you noticed over the Wi-Fi network. Hell, I myself didn't know anything about these things until I finished White.

    I think all Gym Leaders should have set the difficulty of Super Battle Train, it is still very faulty but at least that's how I learned to play good.

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    So let's talk about this


    If you look closely at it, the walls are separate models (and obviously looking pretty glitchy). And pressuming that's near the entrance (Gym statues there, with preassumbly Gym Advice Guy standing there), along two odd panels and a circle-symbol where the PC stands, makes me think it's either a teleportation-heavy kind of gym featuring many similarly small rooms in it, or another gym with an unusual gimmick that nonetheless involves warping the room. (There isn't any obvious way to go, after all)

    So deppending on how's it done, I'd think this is either a Normal-type or Psychic-type gym... but given how the walls are made it could also involve something unusual like it actually being an stage setting. Which is the sort of theme that doesn't really fit any type in particular (Kind of how rock music doesn't really have much in particular with poison)


    Personally, I'd preffer seeing an unusual type for first gym. (Electric would be very appropiate in fact, as it does teach about some basic elemental play with the starters) And NO WATER GYMS PLEASE. I'd like to see a harder Rock too as a subversion, specially one that differenciates itself from Ground.

    Grass needs more respect, so I'd preffer an Elite 4 for that.

    And as much as I'd like an strong Bug gym with Heracross and Galvantula and such, we already got a few Bug specialists, so that's unlikely.

    A Fighting gym could be likely, but that's a type that can very easilly and often does get some form of highlight without officially being a gym in one way or another.

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    Continuing with the discussion of this gym I noticed that just before the walls come together to for the room there seems to some sort of sphere down below composed of winding blue paths. I haven't had the proper time and equipment to confirm this spherical design myself though.

    If this assumption about the sphere is true then we could suspect that logically the gym leader would reside at the center of the sphere since the challenge would be to solve this spherical maze. This would be an excellent design choice for a gym in this new generation simply to show off the capabilities of the 3DS and a truly functional 3D plane after Gamefreak's first attempt with the Distortion World in Platinum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfyre View Post
    I agree with the strategy-based/battle type based gyms idea. If they insist on following the standard 8-gyms-8-types formula so closely, things will get stale. A few gyms of a different sort would be really interesting.
    What do you mean by that?
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    And yes, a dark type gym! The gym should be literally dark, with the leader whispering to you from the shadows. A steel-type gym would be great too, featuring giant robots.
    1. Slendergym?
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    I don't understand why are they making another Bug gym...

    ...unless it's not a gym. But very likely. Like wtf....another?! we just had one in Unova...ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity Edge View Post
    I don't understand why are they making another Bug gym...

    ...unless it's not a gym. But very likely. Like wtf....another?! we just had one in Unova...ffs.
    It's not the first and it won't be the last time a type gets a gym two generations in a row.

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    Here's how I based the gyms so far
    1: Bug
    2: Rock
    3: Normal
    4: Dark
    5: Steel
    6: Grass
    7: Ghost
    8: Psychic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poko907 View Post
    What do you mean by that?
    I meant that instead of having all the gyms be exclusively type-themed, some should be based around certain strategies (e.g. sandstorm, trick room) or alternative types of battle (e.g. double battle, rotation battle) The pokémon used by the gym leaders in these wouldn't be restricted to one type.

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    I want either a Dark gym, or a Ghost gym. Maybe a Steel gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FushigidaneIs1 View Post
    I want either a Dark gym, or a Ghost gym. Maybe a Steel gym.
    We've had a Ghost gym for every even numbered generation so far, so it looks like one of your wishes may be granted. Same with Steel. Dark, however, is highly unlikely, but may happen. We've had four gens without any Dark gym, and since it's the Aku-type in Japan, it doesn't sound like there will ever be a gym for it, unless it's a Giovanni-esque case where the GL is the boss or an admin of the evil team.
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    IIRC, Steel has only been done twice, so that may be a good choice, besides Dark.

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